WBA light welterweight champ who won a metallic medal in the 2000 Summer time Olympics in Sydney. He put together an amateur record of 135-15, on the way to taking the 1995 Junior Western Championships flyweight name. He received his 1st 23 professional battles, after debuting in 2000. He was created in Lviv, Ukraine. He gained his WBA light welterweight name by defeating Gavin Rees on March 22, 2008.